Can anyone explain why you cant watch the european version of Fox News yet CNN is fine

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Found 8th Jun
I know it says The Fox News Channel is currently unavailable due to reporting restrictions around the general election.

Yet CNN is fine

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Blame the lawyers. CNN can probably be trusted to keep within the law while Fox won't be able to help themselves shouting out Murdoch propaganda and racist spiel it's usually associated with.

I think the big question is, why would you want to watch Fox News?

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absulute2012

I think the big question is, why would you want to watch Fox News?


Because i like a good laugh better than any comedy show.

One fake news channel much the same as any other.

''American news network Fox News is due to be blacked out for UK viewers on Thursday.

The channel is currently scheduled to be pulled off air from 5am on Thursday 8th June 2017 due to strict UK broadcasting rules covering Election Day.

Ofcom forbids broadcasters licensed to broadcast in the UK from debating, analysing or discussing election issues until polling stations close, with further restrictions on the publishing of opinion polls until 10pm.

Fox News is known for its alternative approach to news, with opinion and comment from controversial presenters and guests, which has led to previous run-ins with Ofcom for breaching election rules. In the UK, Fox News is distributed on Sky channel 509.

The channel is due to resume normal service following the close of polling stations, according to the latest schedule information.

In the past, Ofcom has also found other broadcasters in breach of the rules surrounding elections, including Kremlin-funded RT for an item about UKIP, broadcast after polling stations opened on the day of the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections.''

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tregs

''American news network Fox News is due to be blacked out for UK viewers … ''American news network Fox News is due to be blacked out for UK viewers on Thursday. The channel is currently scheduled to be pulled off air from 5am on Thursday 8th June 2017 due to strict UK broadcasting rules covering Election Day.Ofcom forbids broadcasters licensed to broadcast in the UK from debating, analysing or discussing election issues until polling stations close, with further restrictions on the publishing of opinion polls until 10pm.Fox News is known for its alternative approach to news, with opinion and comment from controversial presenters and guests, which has led to previous run-ins with Ofcom for breaching election rules. In the UK, Fox News is distributed on Sky channel 509.The channel is due to resume normal service following the close of polling stations, according to the latest schedule information.In the past, Ofcom has also found other broadcasters in breach of the rules surrounding elections, including Kremlin-funded RT for an item about UKIP, broadcast after polling stations opened on the day of the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections.''


So RT and Al Jazeera is available but not Fox

archer12042 m ago

So RT and Al Jazeera is available but not Fox



'which has led to previous run-ins with Ofcom for breaching election rules.' - Maybe RT and Al Jazeera have not had previous run-ins with Ofcom or breached election rules?
Edited by: "tregs" 8th Jun

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